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Notable New Releases

Despicable Me
Loved this movie. It's really funny but also sweet and touching. Pixar watch your back.
Extras include:
  • Commentary with directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin, featuring the Minions
  • GRU-CONTROL: Through a picture-in-picture window, see the making of the film with behind-the-scenes footage and cast/filmmaker interviews (BD-exclusive)
  • The World of Despicable Me
  • Despicable Beats: director Chris Renaud talks about the work of renowned music producer Pharrell Williams
  • Gru's Rocket Builder Game
  • A Global Effort: learn all about the global effort behind Despicable Me, A director from France and another from the USA, plus an American and English cast created a movie in France, with artists from all over the world for a truly international movie
  • Three all new shorts starring the Minions: "Home Makeover" "Orientation Day" "Banana"
  • The Voices of Despicable Me
  • Super Silly Fun Land Game
  • Miss Hattie's Top Secret Cookie Recipes
The Other Guys
Adam McKay's send up of the buddy cop genre looks hilarious.
Extras include:
  • Commentary - Dubbed the "Mom"-Mentary, this unique commentary features the mothers of Adam McKay, Christopher Henchy, and Will Ferrell
  • Line-O-Rama
  • Flash Forwards
  • Alternate Action
  • Wasn't That???
  • Crash and Burn!
  • Why Are There Brits in This Movie?
  • Rob Riggle Likes to Party
  • We Shouldn't Kiss Chicken
  • Mark Wahlberg's Eating Contest Entourage
  • Bed Bath and Way Beyond
  • Lendl Global Commercial
  • Extreme Close-Up
  • Music Video "Pimps Don't Cry" performed by Cee-Lo Green featuring Eva Mendes
  • Everyone Hates the DVD Guy
  • Extended & Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
Indie mumblecore directors The Duplass Brothers make their mainstream debut with Cyrus. Got amazing reviews. Can't wait to see this.
Extras include:
  • Deleted Scenes

    The Town
    Heard great things about Affleck's second film as a director.
    Extras include:
    • Theatrical and Extended Cut Audio Commentaries
    • "Ben's Boston" Focus Points: Segments include "Pulling Off the Perfect Heist," "The Town," "Nuns with Guns: Filming in the North End," "The Real People of The Town," "Ben Affleck: Director & Actor" and "The Cathedral of Boston"
    • Extended Cut Scene Indicator - a small icon appears on screen to denote scenes that don't appear in the theatrical version of the film
    The A-Team
    I dig the TV show (it's on watch instantly if you want a retro refresh) and hope this delivers some mindless fun. I love it when a plan comes togther.
    Extras include:

    • The Devil is in the Details: Inside the Action with Joe Carnahan
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Gag Reel
    • The A-Team Theme Mash-Up Montage
    • Plan of Attack
    • Character Chronicles

    Jeunet's latest film is as quirky and visually amazing as you would expect from the French auteur. It got a small theatrical run but hopefully now more people will discover it.
    Extras include:
    • Commentary
    • The Making of Micmacs
    • Q&A with Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Actress Julie Ferrier
    • Animations: Absurd Deaths
    Joan Rivers A Piece of Work
    This candid doc is supposed to be great.
    Extras include:
    • Commentary
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Sundance Q&A
    Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
    Go ahead and laugh but I'm a sucker for animation so I will be seeing Zack Snyder's animated owl epic. We're halfway there!
    Extras include:
    • Maximum Kid Mode - Soren hosts a kid-oriented, picture-in-picture Maximum Movie Mode with facts and lengthy featurettes about real owls
    • True Guardians of the Earth - Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez and Digger the Owl take would-be Guardians around the world to learn about real owls and the people who work to protect their species
    • Interactive Activities - "Armor Up," gives kids the opportunity to outfit Soren and Eglantine in various costumes, while the second, "Owl Treats," is a squirming snack-food matching game
    • Rise of the Guardians - An alternate opening
    • Artwork Galleries: Four concept art galleries - "Soren & Friends," "The Locations," "Villains of St. Aegolius" and "The Guardians"
    • Music Video - Watch Owl City's Adam Young compose and perform "To the Sky"
    • Fur of Flying - Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner in a new computer-animated Looney Tunes short
    Mother and Child
    Looking forward to the new film by Rodrigo García (Revolución, Nine Lives).
    Extras include:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Creating the Family Tree
    • Universally Connected
    24: Season Eight
    Final season! Didn't see it as it aired so have been waiting for this! Viva Bauer!
    Extras include:
    • Extended Episodes
    • Scenemakers on 21 Select Episodes
    • The Ultimate CTU
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Virtually New York
    • Chloe's Arrest
    • 24 at Comic-Con (BD exclusive)

    The IT Crowd: Season Four
    My favorite BBC show!  A must see if you're a fan of sitcoms or British humor. The first three seasons are on watch instantly right now if you need to catch up.
    Extras include:
    • The IT Crowd on location
    • Outtakes
    • Hidden extras
    • A guide to sitcom writing (audio commentary with Graham Lineham)
    • Kalypso by sweet Billy Pilgrim featuring Katherine Parkinson

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